Asharq Al-Awsat
April 4, 2022

Turkey Stresses it Will Keep its Military Presence in Libya’s Tripoli

Turkey said it will maintain its military presence in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Turkey’s Anadolu state news agency published pictures on Sunday showing Turkish soldiers eating “the first Suhoor meal” (the pre-dawn meal before the day’s fast) in Tripoli.

The forces were initially deployed in Libya as part of a military cooperation agreement concluded between Turkey and the former Government of National Accord in 2019.

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It quoted commander of the logistical support battalion Ismail Unal as saying that his forces are keen and determined to carry out the tasks assigned to them around the world.

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Addis Standard
March 21, 2022

Council of Ministers approve bill on Ethiopia, Turkey military cooperation including joint military exercise

The Council of Ministers (CoM) in its Fifth regular meeting held on Saturday March 19 approved a draft bill on military cooperation agreements with the Republic of Turkey, including agreements on joint military exercises….

[T]hree agreements signed between Ethiopia and Turkey during the visit of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Ankara in August 2021 were presented to the Council and discussed.

The CoM said that the goals of the agreements were, among others, to create a framework for cooperation in education and training, joint military exercises, defense industry construction, cyber-attack prevention, peacekeeping, military financial cooperation, and anti-piracy campaigns.

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Daily Sabah
April 4, 2022

Turkish military eliminates 4 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

The Turkish military eliminated four terrorists from the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the YPG, in northern Syria, the Defense Ministry said Monday.

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Since 2016, Ankara has launched a trio of successful…operations across its border in northern Syria…Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).

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Kurdistan24
April 4, 2022

Turkish strikes in northeast Syria empowers terrorists in region: Syriac Military Council spokesperson

Turkey’s recent bombardments and strikes in northeast Syria are providing a “safe environment” to terrorist cells in the region, Syriac Military Council spokesperson Matay Hana said on Monday.

“The recent Turkish escalation provides a safe environment for the terrorist cells operating throughout our areas and allows them to move secretly to fulfill their criminal schemes,” Hana said, according to the Syria-based North Press news agency.

His remark came a day after a series of Turkish attacks in northeast Syria. Turkish military forces and their Syrian militia proxies targeted several villages, at least 17 according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimate, in Tal Tamr and Abu Rasin (Zirgan) north of Hasakah with artillery shells and armed drones. These strikes wounded a civilian as well as Syria Military Council member Orom Maroge.

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Rudaw
April 5, 2022

Rockets targeting Bashiqa base land in village’s farmland

Several rockets believed to have been targeting a military base in northern Iraq landed in a nearby village’s farmland, causing material damage and no human losses, eyewitnesses from the scene told Rudaw on Monday.

At least seven rockets hit the outskirts and areas near a military base housing Turkish forces in Nineveh province on Sunday night, with a few landing in a farmer’s potato field in Zilkan’s Girkal village.

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